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Microsoft Announces Vision and Strategy (on Virtualization)

Posted by Gerben on 25/1/2008

At tuesday January 22, Microsoft Virtualization Deployment Summit was kicked of with a keynote. A lot of news regarding Microsoft and Virtualization was presented before and after this date.

There are three major news facts to identify:

  1. Microsoft’s acquisition of Calista Technologies
    announce_calista
  2. Microsoft and Citrix Systems expand alliance to deliver Virtualization Solutions from the Desktop to the Datacenter
    alliance_citrix
  3. Microsoft annouced extension of their licensing policy regarding Microsoft Vista, now also the Vista Home Basic and Vista Home Premium are officaly supported to run in a virtual environment. Together with this Microsoft announced support for their applications running through virtual (Microsoft Application Virtualization f.k.a. Softgrid), starting with Microsoft Office.
    annouce_supportfor_app_virt

The (recorded) webcast of Keynote Microsoft Virtualization Deployment Summit (approx. 2 hours)

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